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Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 for Beginners


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Maybe you’ve heard the terminology before but were never sure what it meant: the Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen. Aside from rhyme schemes and alliteration, these two phrases symbolize a lot about our current food and farming industries and our personal health. If you’re slowly becoming more aware about what goes into our food-aggregating, farming, and pesticides, then this is a great place to start. 

The Dirty Dozen is a phrase that refers to 12 “dirty” crops that farmers use the most pesticides on. Alternatively, the Clean Fifteen refers to fifteen crops that use the least amount of pesticides.